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Lauren Coughlin, Editor
7:55 pm PST February 19, 2020

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday morning apprehended the suspect in a Feb. 8 reported sexual assault in Malibu.

Matthew Fairchild, 34, was arrested at 6:16 a.m. Feb. 19 for assault with intent to commit a sex crime, according to a press release issued that evening. Fairchild was found in Malibu, in the 19100 block of Pacific Coast Highway, about six miles from the scene of the alleged assault in the 23900 block of Civic Center Way in Malibu.

Fairchild is being held at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station on a bail of approximately $1 million.